My apologies to Leslie Sacks for not locating this guest post in my email in a timely fashion. Leslie summarizes the DNC from his perspective.
IDEOLOGY OR EXPEDIENCY
By Leslie J. Sacks
Sent: Sep 6, 2012 at 8:55 PM
Website: Strength and Tolerance
The recent 2012 Democratic Convention was a masterful, albeit unintended, exposé of both the ideology and expediency underlying the current directions motivating the DNC.
First "God" and then "Jerusalem as the capital of Israel" were removed from their convention platform, a pre-existing platform subject to many reviews, discussions, focus groups and conscious design.
Then the proverbial **** hit the fan. Furious complaints and outrage filled the media to the obvious consternation of those politicians at the DNC that were hyper-focused on reelection at any price, any cost.
By the end of this same short convention, these two principles were inexplicably back in the platform. First we had a blatant, yet honest and clear expression of the core ideological issues of the extreme-left faction seemingly running the DNC's platform.
Now we have incontrovertible proof of the Machiavellian expediency of their spin masters. Which is it?
The art of flip-flopping endemic to both parties has just been taken to a new high. Either way, any confidence in the bottom line, in the DNC's final and reliable position on these two seminal issues is shattered. Who now believes they won't again move the goal posts? To many it's a shame and a scandal. I had hoped for more from this revered party, this crucial election.
About Leslie Sacks:
Born in Johannesburg, South Africa in 1952. My family and I have lived in Los Angeles since 1991. Active in fundraising and promotion of charitable organizations and causes in particular areas promoting moderate Islam (women’s rights and the reinterpretation of the Koran from a moderate and tolerant perspective) combating terrorism, extremism and radicalism in both North America and the Middle East whilst strengthening the tolerance and individual free expression. Conceived, initiated and funds “Women’s Voices Now”, a human rights organization and film festival for women in the Muslim World.
Academic background includes both psychology and computer science at the Univ. of Witwaterstrand, South Africa. Worked in various capacities in opposition to apartheid and in support of the Black and Jewish South African communities in the early 70s – at that time was Chairman of the South African Union of Jewish Students and was on the Executive of the World Union of Jewish Students as well as … READ MORE